On Thurs­day, Novem­ber 28th at 6 pm EST, the Russ­ian His­to­ry Foun­da­tion will present a free pub­lic lec­ture in the N.N. Alexan­drov build­ing at Holy Trin­i­ty Ortho­dox Sem­i­nary (Jor­danville, NY). For those who are not able to attend in per­son, the lec­ture will be streamed live in its entire­ty on this page.

Russ­ian spe­cial­ist and inde­pen­dent cura­tor Mar­i­lyn Swezey will present the grip­ping sto­ry of Russia’s last impe­r­i­al fam­i­ly under house arrest in the Alexan­der Palace. Learn about the life of Tsar Nicholas II and his fam­i­ly dur­ing the five months spent in cap­tiv­i­ty in their own res­i­dence fol­low­ing the emperor’s abdi­ca­tion in 1917. Swezey draws on first-hand accounts by a chap­lain, the tsar’s atten­dants, and gov­ern­ment offi­cials to pro­vide a fas­ci­nat­ing glimpse into the impe­r­i­al family’s expe­ri­ences in con­fine­ment before being sent into exile.

Mrs. Swezey is the edi­tor of the recent release by Holy Trin­i­ty Pub­li­ca­tions, The Romanovs Under House Arrest: From the 1917 Diary of a Palace Priest, to which she also con­tributed a His­tor­i­cal Set­ting and Epi­logue.